1 The Roman Catholic Parishes of St. Ann, Lenox, MA and St. Patrick, West Stockbridge, MA April 21, 2019
2 ST. ANN CHURCH, LENOX Saturday Apr. 20 8:00 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Leon Scarsi, req. by his son, Leon and Pam Easter Sunday Apr. 21 9:45 a.m. Easter Sunday Mary Jane Pignatelli, req. by the Amos Duval family NEW TIME 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Fr. James McKenna Monday Apr. 22 7:00 a.m. No Mass or Communion Service Today Tuesday Apr. 23 7:00 a.m. Lou Omelenchuck, req. by The Keator family Wednesday Apr. 24 7:00 a.m. Clara Andognini and James Reidy, Birthday Remembrance, req. by family Thursday Apr. 25 7:00 p.m. Stella & Al Markey, req. by their children Friday Apr. 26 7:00 a.m. Communion Service Saturday Apr. 27 4:00 p.m. Glenn Hoff, 1st Anniversary, req. by Billy and Becky Brunell 5:30 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Mary J. Aldrich Easter Sunday Apr. 28 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick Church - Linda DiVirgilio 9:45 a.m. Ellen Plageman, req. by The Amos Duval family 11:15 a.m. Bruce M. Goodnow, req. by his wife Gloria ST. ANN STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE Month of February Collection Summary AS OF MARCH 2019 LAST MONTH WEEKLY COLLECTIONS: $ 18,621 MARCH WESHARE: $ 4,935 MAR. TOTALS: WEEKLY COLLECTIONS: $ 23,556 AMOUNT NEEDED FOR MONTH OF MAR. $ 27,083 TOTAL UNDER BUDGET $ 3,527 AMOUNT NEEDED JULY-MAR. $ 200,417 AMOUNT RECEIVED: $ 212,615 Pease consider using WeShare for your contributions THIS WEEK OUR SANCTUARY CANDLE BURNS FOR Tom Cowhey Please pray for the sick. Religious Education Corner Grades K-4: Sun. April 28th during the 9:45 a.m. Mass Grades 9 & 10: Sun. April 28th Confirmation at 9:45 Mass. Weekly Envelopes: This Weekend: : Regular Weekly/Easter/ Flowers Next Weekend: Regular Weekly/Catholic Home Missions SAINT ANN S MUSIC CORNER Song of the Week: CHRIST HAS RISEN TODAY Thank you to Your Color Connection for the outstanding job they did printing our outdoor signs listing our Lenten and Easter Mass schedules. We appreciate their expertise and quick turn around time! Great job!! Happy Easter From Msgr. John Deacons Dan and John and the staff at St. Ann, St. Patrick and St. Vincent de Paul parishes
3 EASTER SUNDAY LECTORS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS ALTAR SERVERS WEEKEND OF APRIL 20 & 21 Saturday Easter Vigil 8 p.m. Volunteers sign up in the sacristy Sunday Easter 9:45 a.m. Volunteers sign up in the sacristy WEEKEND OF APRIL 27 & 28 Saturday 4 p.m. N. Roche L. & C. Decorie JT Novitsky Sunday 9:45 a.m. G. Prescott P. Archey, N. Armstrong Volunteer needed 11:15 a.m. E. Bride T. Romeo, M. Wilser Volunteer needed COFFEE HOUR TEAMS FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS Apr Team #4 Captain: Andrew & Melissa Minkler Bakers: Penny Saupé, Jeanne Schnackenberg, Jen Jaehnig, Mark & Molly Elliot, Maren Jacobs May 5 Team #5 Captain: Amy Novitsky Helpers: Dick and Jean Drees, Marybeth Mitts. Bakers: L. Vitale, Gaye Weinberger. Easter Flowers: A special envelope is included in your current Offertory Packet for Easter Flowers. Please consider giving toward our flower display this Easter. Names of loved ones will be published in the bulletin the weekend following Easter. Please print very clearly! Easter Egg Hunt Following the 9:45 Mass St. Ann Parish will hold their Annual Easter Egg Hunt following the 9:45 a.m. Easter Mass on Sunday, April 21st. PARENTS WE NEED YOUR HELP If you have a child that is in grade three or higher, we are looking for new altar servers to serve at any of the three Masses. If your child has ever thought they d like to help Msgr. John on the Altar every once in a while, please speak to him before or after Mass, or call the church office, We are down to only 6 servers and as they get older and go off to college, we soon will have no more Altar Servers to replace them. This is a very serious problem in our parish. Medical Equipment Loan Program This is a reminder that St. Ann Parish has a medical equipment loan program for all parishioners to take advantage. If you think you will need a piece of medical equipment at home, for a short period, check with us before you go out and buy it. We are currently out of canes and are particularly interested in 4-prong canes. If you have either of these items that you are not using and would like to donate them, give Dianne a call. Also, if you have borrowed items from our loan program and no longer need them, please remember to return them to our center as other people can use them. Call Dianne, at WeShare Our Online Giving Program Liturgical Publications Inc., has purchased ParishPay, our on-line giving program. The new name is WeShare and the new link to sign up or make changes to an existing account is: RESTROOMS AT ST. ANN S are located in our Family Center. To access them from the church, please exit the church using the side door nearest to the candles on the left side of the church. The Annual St. Ann Blood Drive will be the first week of June. More information will be out in the next few weeks, including a sign up. Watch the bulletin for updates.
4 APRIL 21, 2019 Saint Patrick Church West Stockbridge, MA April LECTOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTER ALTAR SERVER WEEKEND OF APR. 21 8:30 a.m. J. Kujawski L. Fields, V. D Aniello L. O Gara WEEKEND OF APR. 28 8:30 a.m. J. Biggs B. Biggs, V. D Aniello L. O Gara ST. PATRICK STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE Due to an early publishing deadline These numbers were not available. We will include them in next weekend s Bulletin. WEEKLY ENVELOPES: THIS WEEKEND: Regular Weekly/Flowers/ Easter/Bldg Maintenance NEXT WEEKEND: Regular Weekly/Easter/ ST. PATRICK S SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY Please join us on Saturday, April 27th for our Annual Spring Clean-up Day, when we gather as a parish to clean up the yard around the church, parish center and rectory. We ask that you bring your own rakes, etc. A rain date of May 4 th has been planned. Hope to see you there. Many hands make light work! UPCOMING EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR ST. PATRICK S PARISH CENTER SUN. APR. 21: NO Coffee Hour following Mass SUN. APR. 28:Coffee Hour following Mass SUN. MAY 5: Coffee Hour following Mass ST. PATRICK S PRAYER LINE St. Patrick s parish has a prayer line network for anyone needing prayers. To request a prayer be said or if you would like to be a volunteer on the prayer network please call Karen Zick at It s okay to leave a message on the machine. Rice Bowls If you participated in our Operation Rice Bowl this year, last weekend was the weekend to return them. If you forgot to bring them today, please get them to Margot in the church office as soon as you can. Thank you all very much for joining us on this journey and helping families around the world. Happy Easter From Msgr. John Deacons Dan and John and the staff at St. Patrick, St. Ann and St. Vincent de Paul parishes
5 ST. ANN CHURCH, LENOX ST. PATRICK CHURCH, WEST STOCKBRIDGE APRIL MEETINGS & EVENTS (All events held in St. Ann s Family Center unless otherwise noted) GAME DAY: Wed., Apr. 24th, 1 p.m. SHAWL MINISTRY: Thu., April 25th, 1:30 p.m. United Methodist Church BIBLE STUDY THE GOSPEL OF JOHN: Thu., Apr. 25th, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Family Center PRE-CANA CLASS: Sun. Apr. 28th, 1 to 5 p.m. ST. ANN S WALKING GROUP: Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. ROSARY: Tuesdays at 1 p.m. EXERCISE CLASS: Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. (except the first Friday of the month) BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS: 1st Sunday of the month between the 9:45 & 11:15 Masses. 11-DAY IRELAND TOUR An informational session will be held SUNDAY, APRIL 28 TH, at 1 p.m. at St. Theresa s Parish, 9 East Parkview Drive, South Hadley. Come and hear all the details about this 11-Day Ireland Tour, October 6-16, 2019! Discover the beauty along the West Coast s Wild Atlantic Way to the North Coast of Ireland with its coastal scenery. Experience rural country life as your journey takes you to seaside villages, a 250-year-old working family farm, ancient monastic sites, Our Lady of Knock Shrine ranked with Lourdes and Fatima, a mysterious 5,000-yearold passage tomb 1,000 years older than Stonehenge, some of Ireland s most colorful historic cities and towns including the amazing Titanic Experience in Belfast and so much more! Journey off-the-beaten-path to enjoy all the wonders and magic that Ireland has to offer on a leisurely paced, friendly and fun group tour. The tour will be hosted by Fr. Michael Twohig of St. Theresa s and Fr. Bill Lunney of St. Joseph s Parish in Shelburne Falls, MA. For more information or reservations call Kathy Gallivan at (413) or Mass for Cancer Survivors You are invited to the Berkshire County Celebration of Hope - a Mass for Cancer Survivors, Families and Caregivers on Sunday, April 28th at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph s Church on North Street in Pittsfield. Berkshire County s 5th Annual Celebration of Hope is intended for those of any faith, with any type of cancer, in remission, caregivers of those with cancer and in remembrance of those who have passed away from cancer. DIAPER DROP OFF - Much like the food donations, when shopping for diapers, take a few to Mass and drop them in the cradle that is located at the front entrance of the Church. Any brand in any amount and all sizes, especially 3-6, are welcome. Short Excerpts Taken from Pope Francis Speaks to Families Words of Joy and Life It Is Worth Saying Yes to God The Lord calls some to be priests, to give themselves to him more fully so as to love all people with the heart of the Good Shepherd. Some he calls to the service of others in the religious life: devoting themselves in monasteries to praying for the good of the world and in various areas of the apostolate, giving of themselves for the sake of all, especially those most in need. I will never forget that day, September 21 I was seventeen years old when, after stopping in the Church of San José de Flores to go to Confession, I first heard God calling me. Do not be afraid of what God asks of you! It is worth saying yes to God. In him we find joy! Dear young people, some of you may not yet know what you will do with your lives. Ask the Lord, and he will show you the way. The young Samuel kept hearing the voice of the Lord who was calling him, but he did not understand or know what to say, yet with the help of the priest Eli, in the end he answered, Speak, Lord, for I am listening (cf. 1 Samuel 3:1-10). You too can ask the Lord, What do you want me to do? What path am I to follow? This excerpt was taken from the book, Pope Francis Speaks to Families Words of Joy and Life by the Word Among Us.
6 ST. ANN CHURCH, LENOX ST. PATRICK CHURCH, WEST STOCKBRIDGE Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:00 p.m. St. Ann s, Lenox Saturday 5:30 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul, Lenox Dale Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick s, West Stockbridge Sunday 9:45 a.m. St. Ann s, Lenox Sunday 11:15 a.m. St. Ann s, Lenox Holy Day: Holy Day: Vigil, 5:30 p.m. St. Patrick s Holy Day, 7 a.m. St Ann s, 5:30 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Sacrament of Reconciliation: every Saturday 3 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Ann Church Sacrament of Baptism: Call the rectory of your choice to register. Sacrament of Marriage: We welcome the opportunity to prepare and celebrate with couples the Sacrament of Marriage. Please call either rectory office at least 8 months before the wedding date. Web site: stannlenox.org Pastoral Directory Msgr. John J. Bonzagni, Pastor Deacon Dan Romanello Deacon John Zick Mrs. Deborah Kuni, Administrative Assistant (St. Ann) Mrs. Margot Towl, Administrative Assistant (St. Patrick) Mr. Ron Ramsay, Director of Music Programs (St. Ann) Mr. Art DeVylder, Director of Music (St. Patrick) Deacon John Zick - DRE (St Patrick) (413) Mrs. Joan Hymanson - DRE (St. Ann) (413) Dianne Romeo, R.N., Parish Nurse Rectory / Cemetery Office (St. Ann) 134 Main Street, Lenox, MA Tel. (413) Fax (413) Rectory / Cemetery Office (St. Patrick) 30 Albany Road, West Stockbridge, MA Tel / Fax (413) Rectory Office (St. Vincent de Paul) P.O. Box 259, Lenox Dale, MA Tel (413) Kid s Corner